Welcome to another article where I write about my journey playing Splinterlands! At the time of this writing we are about halfway through the season, as usual, though this particular season is a bit longer than average. Not a lot of game updates happened since my last article, though there were a few minor updates.
Land owners and holders of packs for the future tower defense game are now receiving Splintershard (SPS) air drops. I personally own a little bit of both. The Ethereum minted Runi card should be getting released soon. I got talked into signing up to mine one of them, and I’m hoping to get either a gold copy or at least some art that I like – as each one has a unique image.
The Riftwatcher pre-sale card and title were finally air dropped, though I didn’t receive either. I expect the other outstanding Riftwatcher air drop will be out soon. Lux Vega, the neutral summoner from Splinterfest, also should be coming out any week now. Anyhow, enough about what is still upcoming and on to the review of the past week:
Daily Quest Rewards:
Daily Quest # 758. This was technically still a Diamond chest from the end of last season. Got Anti Magic Focus. Since I had burned my energy collection rate down getting into Diamond, I only got a single Pelacor Bandit (common monster).
InvestYGator got Life Focus. I quickly got back into Silver on my alternate account, so the chests are all Silver. I received 0.174 (0.041 + 0.058 + 0.04 + 0.035) SPS, 136 (73 + 63) Merits, 3 (2 + 1) Legendary potions, 3 Gold potions, a Venari Heatsmith (common monster), and a Merdhampir (common monster).
Daily Quest # 759. Got Disable Focus. Back to Gold chests and I found 0.602 SPS, 22 Merits, 9 Gold potions, and a Chaos Legion pack!
InvestYGator got Flying Focus. I received 0.144 (0.07 + 0.031 + 0.043) SPS, 6 Merits, 5 (2 + 1 + 2) Legendary potions, an Ever-Hungry Skull (common monster), and a Pelacor Mercenary (common monster).
Daily Quest # 760. Got Dragon Focus. I found 44 Merits, 6 Gold potions, a Blood Maker (common monster), and a Revealer (epic monster)!
InvestYGator got Life Focus. I received 0.188 (0.061 + 0.081 + 0.046) SPS, 19 Merits, 1 Legendary potion, and 1 Gold potion.
Daily Quest # 761. Got Healing Focus. I found 4.270 (0.327 + 0.374 + 1.336 + 2.233) SPS, 179 Merits, and a Gargoya Lion (common monster).
InvestYGator got Death Focus. I got 0.158 (0.048 + 0.037 + 0.073) SPS, 2 (1 + 1) Gold potion, 2 Legendary potions, a Merdhampir, and a Venari Crystalsmith (rare monster).
Daily Quest # 762. Got Flying Focus. I received 0.432 SPS, 10 Legendary potions, 5 Gold potions, a Vampire Bat (common monster), a Venari Heatsmith, and a Pelacor Bandit.
InvestYGator got Anti Melee Focus. I got 0.203 (0.089 + 0.08 + 0.034) SPS, 1 Legendary potion, 4 (1 + 2 + 1) Gold potions, a Blood Maker, and a Venari Wavesmith (rare monster).
Daily Quest # 763. Got Fire Focus. I found 0.667 SPS, 55 (33 + 22) Merits, 4 Gold potions, a Pelacor Conjurer, a Pelacor Bandit, a Vampire Bat, and a Merdhampir.
InvestYGator got Defend Focus. I got 0.182 (0.073 + 0.068 + 0.041) SPS + 3 (1 + 1 + 1) Gold potions, 2 Legendary potions, 94 (12 + 6 + 76) Merits, and a Djinn Renova (epic monster)!
Daily Quest # 764. Got Dragon Focus. I received 1.095 (0.423 + 0.672) SPS, 77 (44 + 33) Merits, 16 (7 + 9) Gold potions, a Pelacor Bandit, an Ever-Hungry Skull, a Twilight Basilisk (rare monster), and a Vampiric Blossom (rare monster).
InvestYGator got Anti Melee Focus. I got 0.842 (0.065 + 0.065 + 0.236 + 0.476) SPS, 3 Gold potions, 2 (1 + 1) Legendary potions, a Blood Maker, a Venari Crystalsmith, and a Venari Seedsmith (rare monster).
Daily Quest # 765. Got Death Focus. I found 1.712 (0.592 + 0.623 + 0.497) SPS, 11 (7 + 4) Legendary potions, 35 (12 + 4 + 12 + 7) Gold potions, and a Pelacor Bandit.
InvestYGator got Defend Melee Focus. I got 0.429 (0.095 + 0.046 + 0.09 + 0.083 + 0.062 + 0.053) SPS, 12 Merits, 3 (2 + 1) Legendary potions, 2 Gold potions, a Gargoya Lion, a Pelacor Bandit, and a Blood Maker.
Daily Quest # 766. Got Stealth Focus. I received 6.716 (2.672 + 0.372 + 0.563 + 3.109) SPS, 8 Legendary potions, a Vampire Bat, and a Pelacor Deceiver.
InvestYGator got Anti Magic Focus. I got 0.039 SPS, 12 (1 + 3 + 2 + 3 + 3) Gold potions, 3 Legendary potions, 19 Merits, a Pelacor Mercenary, and a Venari Wavesmith.
I opened on Riftwatcher’s pack:
Guild Brawl #109, playing Bronze League Gold Foil Only. Another not great showing from the guild, we came in third from last place.
Guild Brawl #110, playing Bronze League Gold Foil Only. Another not great showing from the guild, we came in second from last place.
I opened one Gladiator pack:
No trading or tournaments this past week. There is a new proposal to vote on reducing the earnings for cards that are 2 levels below the current league limits – i.e., there would be a penalty for playing Bronze level cards in Gold league. It’s expected to pass, though it’s somewhat contentious, with some people being vocally opposed on the game’s Discord server.
There is also a proposal upcoming to add SPS rewards to brawls. I expect this will also pass, and hopefully give the guild some inspiration to actually start trying to win at brawls again (or, actually do them, in some cases). And, that’s about all the news that I can recall.
I did manage to make it up to Diamond III right at the end of this first week. With the longer season, I’m hoping I can manage to climb up a bit… or, at least get some decent Diamond daily chests. Though, I may need to rent a few cards to really be competitive, as it seems like there’s a lot more leveled up decks out there nowadays.
And, that’s really about it! If you made it this far, thank you for reading! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let me know below. And, I’ll also be back in a week with the season wrap up!